Tom Urwin

Tom Urwin

2007 Middle Temple

Tom is primarily a family practitioner and his practice encompasses all aspects of family law. He has appeared at all levels of the Family Court and at the Court of Appeal. His practice includes care, financial remedies, private law children, applications for leave to remove from the jurisdiction and cases concerning the CSA.

In addition to his family practice, Tom regularly undertakes personal injury work for both Claimants and Defendants.

Tom joined Chambers in October 2015 having previously practised at Fenners Chambers in Cambridge.

Family

Care

In the course of his care practice, Tom has regularly acted on behalf of Local Authorities, parents and guardians.  His cases have involved non-accidental injuries, serious allegations of sexual abuse, mental health issues and drug and alcohol abuse.

Financial remedies

Tom has considerable experience dealing with applications for financial remedies on divorce, under the Children Act 1989, Schedule One and in respect of cohabitees.  He has often appeared and advised in respect of CSA matters.

Private law

In his private law practice, Tom has frequently appeared in complex disputes involving allegations of domestic violence and applications to remove from the jurisdiction.

Personal Injury

Tom regularly represents, advises and settles pleadings for Claimants and Defendants in personal injury matters.  His experience primarily involves claims arising from the workplace, road traffic accidents, slipping and tripping and claims under the Highways Act 1980.

Public Access

Cases

Reported cases

Re W (Children: Domestic Violence) [2012] EWCA Civ 528; [2014] 1 FLR 260

L v P (Paternity Test: Child’s Objections) [2011] EWHC 3399 (Fam); [2013] 1 FLR 578

Professional Memberships

Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)

Qualifications

BA Hons University of Sheffield 2000

MSc Political Theory London School of Economics and Political Science 2002

Graduate Diploma in Law College of Law, London 2005

Inns of Court School of Law London 2006

Personal

Tom enjoys spending time with his family and trying to decide whether he should inflict his support for Newcastle United on his children